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For extra credit (i.e., improvement of one test grade from "B" to "A," "C" to "B," etc.), discuss the following recordings regarding (1) the subject matter depicted in the song lyrics, (2) the musical styles employed, and (3) any other discernable features (e.g., instrumentation, performance, rhythm, melody) of note.  Each song commentary (seven in all) should be at least 250 words in length.

John Philip Sousa's Band - In the Good Old Summertime.  Recorded 1905; Victor.  Sousa (8kbps) 2:17 minutes

Ada Jones & Billy Murray with the American Quartet - Come Josephine, In My Flying Machine.  Recorded 1910; Victor.  Jones (8kbps) 2:30 minutes

Billy Murray - Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts For Soldiers.  Recorded 1915; Victor.  Murray (8kbps) 3:01 minutes

Arthur Fields & the Peerless Quartet - Good Morning, Mr. Zip-Zip-Zip.  Recorded 1918; Victor.  Fields (8kbps) 2:31 minutes

Fiddlin' John Carson - The Cat Came Back.  Recorded April 1924; Okeh.  Carson (8kbps) 2:45 minutes

Grateful Dead - Alligator: A) Caution, Don't Step On Tracks; B) Feedback.  Recorded October 20, 1967 (Anthem Of The Sun rehearsals).   Alligator (8kbps) 19:32 minutes

Grateful Dead - Scarlet Fire.  Recorded in concert at Ithaca, New York, May 8, 1977.   Scarlet Fire (8kbps) 25:00 minutes